Victory deserved for Winrows Euxton

Euxton celebrate after a wicket falls
Euxton celebrate after a wicket falls

Euxton won their first game in 10 matches in their basement battle against Padiham.

Euxton went into the game knowing that any chance of survival meant the game against Padiham was a must win.

And how Mark Winrow’s boys stepped up to the plate after winning by 59 runs.

An away fixture was never going to be easy especially with the home side fighting for survival aswell and skipper Winrow asked his lads to bat first.

He and his brother Andrew opened the batting and the pair got Euxton off to an excellent start putting on 67 for the first wicket.

The brothers hit shots to all sides of the Padiham ground and both looked in fine form before Andy Winrow played a loose shot and was bowled by the home sides professional for 23.

But this didn’t deter brother Mark who attacked the Padiham bowlers and made his way to 38 before being given out.

Kevin Anderson (21) and overseas amateur Uli Van Duyker (34) motored the Euxton score along.#

And the confidence was seen lower down the order as all rounder Steve Hoyle hit a valuable 18 taking Euxton to a competitive total of 198 off their allotted overs.

The Padiham wicket had showed sharp spin throughout the Euxton first innings and this would only suit Van Duyker and Anderson.

Batsmen Andy Winrow said it was the best piece of spin bowling he had seen in years for Euxton as the both tore through the Padiham line-up.

Both Van Duyker and Anderson claimed eight wickets between them and Hoyle claimed the last at as Euxton finally grabbed the victory.

The win sees Euxton finally move out of the relegation places after a fantastic result and a much deserved victory.

Andy Winrow was delighted with the victory.

He said: “The win was due to our positive attitude in which we haven’t had in recent weeks.

“The determination to win aswell was also a lot better maybe because we knew how important the game was. Hopefully now we can build on this and stay out off the relegation zone for the rest of the season.”

n Euxton 2nd XI suffered a defeat against Whalley 2nd XI.

Wicketkeeper Jacob Meredith top scored with 30 as Euxton were bowled out for 97.

Richard Brown took three wickets in the Whalley reply but they won by six wickets.